1977.13.53_H.J. Conner (War Department) to Lottie Hewitt_July 6, 1922_Page 01
WAR DEPARTMENT PENALTY FOR PRIVATE USE $300 OFFICE OF THE QUARTERMASTER GENERAL WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICIAL BUSINESS [stamp] Washington D.C. [June] 6 1922 Mrs. Lottie Hewitt, 3712 Michigan, Kansas City, Missouri.
1977.13.53_H.J. Conner (War Department) to Lottie Hewitt_July 6, 1922_Page 02
WAR DEPARTMENT OFFICE OF THE QUARTERMASTER GENERAL WASHINGTON [stamp] [JULY] 6 - 1922Your application for headstones dated 5-20- to be shipped to Kansas City, [Missouri] has been received. The military or naval service of the names mentioned therein having been duly verified, the application will be filled in its regular order. Requests are received for thousands of headstones annually and considerable time is required to accurately list the names, make proper record thereof. have the headstones cut and lettered under contract as required by law, and ship them by freight to places distributed all over the United States, where they are transferred to consignees. It is, therefore, impracticable for the Department to fix any definite date when these headstones will reach the points of delivery; but the applicants are assured that the headstones requested by them will be supplied in every proper case and at the earliest possible date. Should you change your postoffice address, or desire the shipping address changed for the headstones already applied for, please notify this office promptly. You are especially requested, however, not to duplicate any application already made upon this office for headstones. Preserve this card until receipt of headstones on application referred to. Respectfully, H. J. Conner Asst.
From the service of Corporal Clyde Chilson, Battery B., 129th F.A., 35th Division, A.E.F.
World War I
Death & burial